Peace Action’s 2020 Class
Eva Putzova (D-AZ-01)
“We need to engage the world peacefully, using diplomacy, economic assistance and humanitarian aid instead of military aid, arms sales and bellicose threats. There is no place in this world for nuclear weapons and we should advocate for phased-in disarmament. The entire nuclear weapons program [should be phased-out] since nuclear war is immoral, irrational and a waste of our resources.”
Anita Malik (D-AZ-06)
“To restore our international credibility and encourage peace and stability throughout the world, we must make smart and strategic decisions to defend our homeland while optimizing our diplomatic and cooperative initiatives abroad. We need to align our budget with our priorities and stop pouring money into outdated weapons systems from the Cold War so we can afford to fully fund programs that American workers and families rely on.”
Esmeralda Soria (D-CA-16)
Fresno Councilmember Esmeralda Soria recognizes that the military approach should always be a last resort. She plans to prioritize sustained diplomatic efforts to address the conflicts throughout the world. She is ready to be a leader on Congressional oversight to end the carte blanche approach to U.S. interventions.
Nabilah Islam (D-GA-07)
Nabilah Islam will prioritize diplomacy over endless wars and regime change wars: “It breaks my heart to see our government using military power to determine the lives of millions beyond our borders. While the GOP asks how we’ll pay for vital programs like Medicare for All, they have no problem signing a blank check for destructive wars that destabilize entire regions.”
Marie Newman (D-IL-03)
Marie Newman takes a pro-peace and diplomacy stance on the critical issues of foreign policy: from supporting a full review of the bloated Pentagon budget to rid it of unnecessary expenses to wanting to see the repeal of the outdated Authorizations For the Use of Military Force that have led us into endless wars.
Kara Eastman (D-NE-02)
As a social worker and non-profit professional, Kara Eastman has an impressive track record of serving the American public. In Congress, Eastman will apply that dedication to keeping Americans safe by supporting smart diplomacy and a fully funded State Department, reclaiming Congress’ authority on war, and prioritizing funding for human needs like healthcare and education.
Mike Siegel (D-TX-10)
Mike Siegel believes that the American public should have more say than arms manufacturers, that foreign policy should be based on diplomacy and foreign aid not sprawling U.S. military campaigns, and that international human rights law should be advanced and defended in an effort to promote peace.
Jessica Cisneros (D-TX-28)
Jessica Cisneros is ready to promote a foreign policy that prioritizes diplomacy over militarism and human needs over wasteful Pentagon expenditures. She wants to reclaim Congressional war powers to end the days of reckless U.S. interventionism, including the U.S.-supported Saudi assault on Yemen.
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